Tallow beach

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GREAT!!! this spot was an escape for my friends and i growing up on the central coast

this is the prettiest little beach, most times it will only be you and yours surfing it, the water is like crystal. good camping facilities are available so its well worth spendin a couple of summer nights. A great place to surf!! Not a good place for learners though, they'd be better off surfing main beach, where there's also surf live-savers.Good place to stay is backpackers inn on the beach, pretty laid back, infamous sangria nights!! (29 Shirley street, Byron Bay, aus)


Take Lennox Head road from Byron Bay, there are signs.at the bottom end of the central coast first find kilcare beach ( very sick also). the area of tallows beach is in a national park with registered camping grounds so info is not too hard to come by. if you have a 4wd you can drive half the hour long walking track till you come to a locked gate, everyone must walk from here. there is also another little beach 10-15 walk south of the main tallows beach aptly named little tallows. both spots are marked on local maps. tallows will have a decent 3-4 foot wave when the rest of the ccoast is 1/2 a foot

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West
Swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell size3ft-5ft - 6ft+
TideDon't know
Tide movementDon't know
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers

Rips / undertow, Rocks, Sharks



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